Tips on Expansion from a Central Illinois Flower Farm By Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time,” says Desmond Tutu. While I’m not eating an elephant or even growing veggies, I am taking on a project that is seemingly huge, heavy, and overwhelming, so this metaphor […]
Submitted by Irene Kaufman on Tue, 12/12/2017 – 9:58am Last weekend the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) hosted their New Farm U conference in Streator, Illinois. New Farmer U is a weekend long conference full of engaging speakers and networking opportunities for beginning farmers. The conference covered so many valuable topics, from financial […]
Submitted by Jeff Hake on Fri, 01/23/2015 – 3:43pm Although I’m not currently farming, I love reading industry rags. So when Vegetable Growers News showed up at our office recently, I was excited. Headlines like “Higher potato consumption goal of social media effort” and “Federal grant awarded for organic tomato research” are sure to catch […]
Financial Risk Management for Specialty Crop Producers was developed to provide an in-depth exploration of maintaining, refining, and growing a farm business. It is designed specifically for specialty crop producers with a few years of experience running a farm business, though the information is applicable to farmers at many stages of development. Written by experienced […]
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